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Capturing the Human Essence: Celebrating Exceptional Portrait Photographers in AAP Magazine

Presenting the extraordinary photographers crowned as victors of ‘AAP Magazine #31: Portrait.’

Echoing the words of Henry Cartier-Bresson, the act of capturing a portrait is a formidable task. It demands the photographer to bridge the void between the subject’s outer facade and their inner essence. The realm of portrait photography spans a broad spectrum of styles and methods, from simple subject identification to intricate emotional exploration. It surpasses the boundaries of typical studio portraits and casual family photographs, maturing into a separate genre that lets photographers exercise their unlimited creative prowess.

A portrait holds the capability to provoke diverse reactions, ranging from illustrative and revealing to enhancing, questioning, or even disturbing. Despite the world teeming with countless faces, we are able to feature only a limited few in this fresh edition of AAP Magazine. In this issue, we take pride in presenting the viewpoints of 25 photographers originating from 11 distinct countries spread over four continents. Each of these gifted individuals communicates their unique personal stories and singular approaches to the craft of Portrait Photography.

The Winner: The Series “Perspective” By Nanda Hagenaars (Netherlands)
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“Portrait where I shift my perspective and try new ways of looking and photographing. Squeezing one eye, finding composition and contrast.” Continue reading »

Exploring the Soulful Portraits of Alexandra Dillon’s Imagined Characters

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Los Angeles-based artist Alexandra Dillon has taken the art of portraiture to new heights by painting imagined people on found objects. From rusty axes to vintage padlocks, Dillon lets the object itself inspire the personality of the character she creates. Continue reading »

The Exquisite World of Stephanie Rew: Exploring Figurative Portrait Paintings with Textured Gold Details

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Stephanie Rew is a talented painter based in Edinburgh, Scotland, who has gained attention for her exquisite figurative portrait paintings. Her work is distinguished by textured gold details, adding a touch of luxury and drama to her already impressive pieces. Continue reading »

Absolutely Amazing Pixel Art Portraits by Hatayosi

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Hatayosi (ヨシミツ), an incredibly talented artist from Japan, uses Windows Paint to craft amazing caricatures of celebrities in a unique 8-bit style. The level of creativity and skill displayed in each of Hatayosi’s works is truly awe-inspiring. Continue reading »

Unveiling the Emotions of Female Portraits: The Masterful Art of Hungarian Artist Krisztian Tejfel

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Krisztian Tejfel, a self-taught Hungarian painter, has carved out a niche in the art world with his classical portraits that evoke a range of human emotions. With a focus on capturing the complexity of life’s darker emotions, such as melancholy, depression, sorrow, and loneliness, Tejfel’s works delve into the essence of the human condition. Continue reading »

Capturing the Unbridled Hysteria of Beatlemania: LIFE Photographer Stan Wayman’s Portraits of Fans at the Beatles’ First US Concert

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The Beatles are undoubtedly one of the most iconic bands in the history of popular music. Their influence on music and culture is immeasurable, with their impact felt not just in their home country of the UK, but across the world. Beyond the impact their music had on everyone from Bob Dylan and the Beach Boys to Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones, The Beatles also sparked the era-defining phenomenon known as Beatlemania. Continue reading »

Flower Men of Saudi Arabia: The Fascinating Photo Series by Omar Reda

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Have you heard of the “flower men” of Saudi Arabia? This fascinating tribe is famous for adorning themselves with fragrant garlands made from flowers and herbs. They reside primarily in the Asir province of the southern region of Saudi Arabia. Continue reading »

Meet Jyo John Mulloor, the Magician of Miniature AI-Generated Animal Portraits

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Jyo John Mulloor is no ordinary graphic designer. He’s a master of his craft, and his work speaks for itself. With over 10 years of experience, Jyo John has worked on countless projects and has amassed a following of over 100K on Instagram. And the best part? He keeps sharing new and exciting art pieces, so the number of his followers keeps growing. Continue reading »

Digital Believers: A Digital Project About the Conflict Between the Real and The Virtual World

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This is a series of works by Chinese artist NoirChen about the ardent supporters of digital technology that will emerge as a result of the conflict between the real world and the virtual. Continue reading »

How “Harry Potter” Characters Were Meant to Look According to Book Descriptions With a Help of AI

Bellatrix: (mid 40s) long shiny thick black hair, strong jaw, dark hooded eyes, thin lips, gaunt from long term imprisonment, still has vestiges of old beauty
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Okay folks, let’s talk about the age-old debate of books vs. movies. We all know that books usually come out on top, right? And one of the reasons for this is that films don’t always do a great job of capturing the same images and emotions as the book. Like, have you ever read a book and formed a mental picture of a character or place, only to be totally disappointed by how it looked in the movie? Yeah, us too. Continue reading »

From Limp Bizkit to Navalny: Artist Creates Absolutely Amazing Cute Portrait Dolls

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Doll-making has been a passion for Julia Fedotova, the founder of DollsForFans, since she was a child. In her early years, she played with Barbie dolls and was drawn to changing their hairstyles, makeup, and clothes. At the age of 10, her grandmother taught her how to sew doll clothes, which further fueled her love for dolls. Continue reading »

Farmily: Photographer Shares Stunning Collection of Favorite Farm Portraits Captured Over Two Years

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According to Tasha Hall: “I am currently the only full-farm portrait photographer in the world. We travel around creating “Farmily” portraits for farms all over North America. Continue reading »

Eliana Marinari’s Portraits: A Fusion of Dreamlike Atmosphere and Fuzzy Detail through Sfumato Techniques

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London-based artist, Eliana Marinari, is a prime example of how a determined and passionate artist can overcome any obstacle to pursue their dreams. Continue reading »

Fragmented Faces: Striking Portraiture by Michael Mapes

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As an artist, Michael Mapes pushes the boundaries of traditional portraiture with his unique, deconstructed pieces. Based in New York, he combines elements of collage and sculpture to craft intricate works of art that are as thought-provoking as they are visually striking. Continue reading »

Catographer Nils Jacobi Captures Whimsical Cat Portrait

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Photographer Nils Jacobi, also known as the “catographer”, has captured the hearts of cat lovers everywhere with his expanding collection of adorable cat photographs. Through his lens, Jacobi offers a diverse and comprehensive view of our beloved furballs, highlighting the unique character and personalities of each individual cat. Continue reading »

Artist Creates Beautiful Photorealistic Posthumous Portraits of People on Gravestones

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People always want to keep the memory of their deceased loved ones alive. Even if they are simple portraits on granite slabs. This tradition is many years old, but it does not get old with time. Continue reading »

The Superb Female Portraits by Melina Ghadimi

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Beautiful illustrated portraits by Iranian artist Melina Ghadimi. Continue reading »

Deconstructed Portraits: Digital Paintings by Guenter Zimmermann

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German artist Guenter Zimmermann creates expressive digital paintings often depicting glitchy, conflicted subjects. Continue reading »

This Artist Creates Amazing Illustrations Based On Wholesome Pet Photos

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“Mr.Lucifer,” who also goes by the pseudonym “no0tahuman” on social media, is an artist from Russia who uses pictures of pets as a reference to create adorable illustrations with their colorful and cartoon-like style. Their work is very expressive; the artist manages to capture the facial features of wholesome animal images and make them look even more adorable. Continue reading »

Breaking Stereotypes Of Beauty: Fine Art Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits Using Clear Water

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Michal Zahornacky is a visual artist working with photography and the human figure. He is currently based in Slovakia.

As a photographer, he tends to promote an artistic approach to each genre he focuses on. He sits his work somewhere near the thin line between reality and fiction. In recent years, he has been inspired by topics such as identity, dynamics, traditions or the body. Continue reading »

Life of the U.S in the Early 1940s Through Incredibly Colorized Photos

Tenant farmer and part of his family in field ready for tobacco planting. Nine miles north of Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, circa 1935-42
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Jack Delano (born Jacob Ovcharov; 1914–1997) was a Ukrainian immigrant who became an accomplished photographer for the Works Progress Administration, United Fund, and most notably, the Farm Security Administration (FSA). He wore many hats as he also was a composer known for his use of Puerto Rican folk material, started a television production company, and was a cartoonist, poet, moviemaker, professor, and architectural designer. Continue reading »

Sleeping Waters: Charlotte Bories Creates the Most Beautiful Underwater Portraits

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Charlotte Bories is a french artist from Paris, now based in Bali (Indonesia). In 2008, she graduated with a master’s degree in Art at College of Fine Arts. Ten years later, she fell in love with underwater model photography. Continue reading »

Artist Recreates Old Ceremonial Portraits By Replacing Their Subjects With Cats

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Probably, we all agree that one should treat a cat like a queen or king or dire consequences might follow. These graceful creatures have been highly appreciated since ancient Egyptian times (if not earlier), not without a reason, and Galina Bugaevskaya, a talented digital creator, is well aware of that. Continue reading »

Artist Makes A Dinosaur Series Of Portraits That Are Made By Using Leaves And Flowers

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Artist Raku Inoue creates adorable portraits of dinosaurs using leaves and flowers. The Montreal-based artist is a nature lover and most of his artworks revolve around flora and fauna. His other projects highlight animals and insects of different varieties. Continue reading »

New Past: Impressive Double Exposure Portraits by Omi Kim

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Osaka-based photographer and designer Omi Kim (previously featured) creates powerful narratives by digitally superimposing her own captures. Continue reading »